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Circle deflection

  1. Jan 31, 2009 #1
    how do u calculate what one circle does when it collides with another circle at a specific point on a specific heading? I need to know how to figure out the outbound angle that the circle will travel on after colliding.
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  3. Jan 31, 2009 #2
    Isn't this just the reflection law, [tex]\theta_{inbound}=\theta_{outbound}[/tex] with theta measured on the tangent (plane) of the collision surface at the collision point?
  4. Jan 31, 2009 #3
    im not sure thats why im asking.
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